Body Mapping Intensives for Women
Upcoming in 2019:
SPRING INTENSIVE – Nurturing New Life Within: 9th & 10th March
All Women Intensives take place in BATH at The Dojo: The Stoneyard, Old Orchard, Bath BA1 5AX
BODY MAPPING FOR WOMEN recognises that certain aspects of the deep feminine only find expression in the intimate and caring company of other women. It is the timber of our voices, the patience of our listening, the softness of our touch and the knowing of our shared joys and sufferings as women that make it possible to sink deeply into the feminine body and soul.
The practice of Body Mapping allows us to tread those inner landscapes with wonder and discernment. In body meditations we drop into those places that call for our attention. Through drawing, painting and sculpting we give colour, form and texture to our experiences. We trace our shape on canvas and mark the life inside. Step by step, touch after touch, we map out our journey.
Throughout, we return to the circle of women where we speak from the heart and hear our truth. Ritual further integrates our personal experiences into the lineage of women gone before and coming after.
The WOMEN INTENSIVES take place during a Saturday and Sunday within an intimate and confidential circle of women. The weekend nature makes for a true retreat. The small size of the circle allows each woman to fully take her place and space whilst being safely held and accompanied during her personal explorations and discoveries. Each intensive is facilitated by Annette Schwalbe together with an assistant who shares the experience and passion for somatic body mapping.
Gentle care and sensitive attention are given to the small and big things that move and shine through us. We also hold with warmth and confidence those experiences that are stored with pain or lack of feeling in your body. As somatic body mapping follows a process of creatively conceiving and coming into human form we will also be working with the subtle resonances of your prenatal and birth experiences. This might touch places in you that feel vulnerable yet, as they are safely processed, can lead to new healing experiences.
The weekend intensives allow for the inner landscape of your lived body to become more visible, more accessible and more meaningful. It enables you to gain a new perspective on old habits and difficulties, deeply appreciate your creative power, and celebrate what flourishes in and through you.
The yearly CYCLE OF WOMEN INTENSIVES is themed in harmony with natures seasons to support our reconnection with our own wild nature. The consideration of seasonal cycles finds its relationship with our bodily, emotional and life cycles as women. Whilst body mapping, the artistic use of materials collected in nature further support this reconnection with what is natural within.
SPRING INTENSIVE – Nurturing New Life Within: 9th & 10th March 2019
SUMMER INTENSIVE – Coming to Full Bloom: 20th & 21st July 2019
Each Intensive stands by itself. Completion of one Intensive also allows you to apply for the yearlong BODY MAPPING MENTORSHIP through which you can integrate somatic body mapping into your own creative and therapeutic practice.